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Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Featured, Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Best Women’s Climbing Shoes

Best Women’s Climbing Shoes

Quick List – Best Women’s Climbing Shoes • La Sportiva TC Pro• La Sportiva Testarossa• La Sportiva Muira VS• La Sportiva Solution• La Sportiva Skwama• Scarpa Vapor V• Tenaya Mastia Different shoe companies generate different brands of women climbing shoes annually. The different rock faces around the globe play an enormous role in this. For instance, rocks in California are composed of volcanic boulders, while in Greece, they are made of limestone. Thus, companies build climbing shoes to perform differently in different scenarios. Women climbing shoes are very different from men’s shoes. Before the innovation of women climbing shoes, women depended on men’s or unisex shoes for rock climbing. Thanks to innovation, women can now wear shoes that are built to suit their needs. These boots are characterized by; narrow and long toe boxes, higher arches, and a lower instep. The best women’s climbing shoes Before purchasing any shoe, it is good to understand how you are going to use it first. Climbing shoes vary in style, fitness, design,...

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Featured, Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Gear Review: The Red Chili Spirit Lady VCR

Gear Review: The Red Chili Spirit Lady VCR

Review by Jessica Barilone Brand: Red Chili Model: Spirit Lady VCR Retail Price: $80-$125 Specs as advertised: 3 VCR (hook and loop) straps for adjustment Twin tongue for easy opening and easy in / out Synthetic upper to keep shape and size of the shoe leather footbed for comfort and nonslip positioning of the foot Impact Zone EVA cushioning under the heel Red Chili RX 2 rubber 4,2 mm Pros: Comfortable after full day of climbing. Cons: Lacks outdoor durability. The test: I bought my first pair of Spirit Ladies at the beginning of the indoor season last fall. I broke them in quite easily and found that they were extremely comfortable, molding well to my feet. They were precise enough for indoor holds and maintained some rigidity. When spring came around, they faired well for a week of multi-pitch on granite and regular sport climbing on limestone. However, it wasn’t before long (two months of climbing outdoors regularly, 2-3 days/week) until my big toe broke on through to...

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Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Gear Reviews, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Here’s a New Year’s resolution for you

By Aimee Roseborrough Most of us have similar resolutions: eat better, train harder, be kinder, etc, but how about a resolution to help the earth and make your life easier? I’m talking about using a menstrual cup. You can decrease your impact on the earth by not using tampons and/or pads anymore! Menstrual cups have become slightly more mainstream recently and several companies make them. They’re designed to be reusable, so you don’t have the heaps of trash. Also, you don’t have to worry about toxic shock syndrome. Finally, when you’re climbing outside, you don’t have to deal with packing out your used feminine hygiene products. But aren’t they hard to use? Not really. There’s a bit of a learning curve and during that time, I would recommend using panty liners or Thinx period panties so as not to ruin your undies. You can find videos online with explicit directions. An Australian blogger detailed her first three months using a menstrual cup, which includes some encouragement if all of this sounds alarming. After 6 months...

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